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Health & Fitness

Week I don’t even know anymore

It’s official: I am down 30 pounds overall. I haven’t done my measurements yet. I haven’t had that kind of success. Ever. It feels really good. And I’ve done it in such a way that I’ve really worked on retraining my brain to make healthier choices with my food, while also trying to be more […]

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Babies

My parenting Kryptonite

When the boys were babies, I’m talking bottle-phase, they had reflux. All. The. Time. But it was never really “vomit” in the traditional sense. That was the aspect of parenting young children that I knew would be one of my biggest challenges. You see, I’ve always been a person that has an easy gag reflex. […]

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Babies

What’s the secret to travelling with an 18-month-old?

Well, we don’t exactly “travel” in the long-distance sense, so I can’t really help you there. But to get from point A to point B around town, I have to say I’m probably really lucky to just have some seriously easy-going kids. It doesn’t really matter what time of day it is, I have getting […]

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Babies

What’s happening with your child’s teeth?

They each have eight teeth — four upper and four lower. Their pediatrician said at their last appointment that it looked like they should be starting to get molars soon. Considering the amount of drool they’ve been generating, I believe her. They don’t love getting their teeth brushed, but they do like to chew and […]

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Random

What’s a daily habit you’ll start cultivating today?

I’m going to be honest: Today is just not the day. That past couple of days have been awful. Just straight up awful. The stomach bug from hell took over everyone in my house. So much yuck. So today is another day of taking it easy. The boys will have day 2 of a bland […]

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Babies

What’s your favorite kid gear right now?

There are two loves right now: my Twingaroo carrier (at least until they outgrow it) and my BOB jogging stroller. The carrier makes it easy to get things done when I’m flying solo, or even when Dan is with us and we just don’t feel like using a stroller and a cart. Or we’re going […]

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Random

Have you tried something new recently?

For me: I’ve started driving for Uber to help make some extra cash on the side. For the boys: We are in a phase of maybe whittling down to one nap a day. So some days we have the usual two, and others it’s one. Both have been interesting.

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Babies Personal

Who do you wish could watch your child grow up?

Easy: My mom. She drove me crazy, sure. That’s what all moms and daughters do to each other to a certain extent. But despite everything, I know how much she would love and adore these boys.

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Babies Random Silly

Describe your child’s devilish side

I think I’ll focus on Lucas here. The fact is, Lucas can be kind of a bully. Stealing toys out of his brother’s hands. Stealing the pacifier right out of Henry’s mouth. Screaming in jealousy the moment I pick up Henry for whatever reason. If he weren’t so cute, it probably wouldn’t be as funny […]

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Personal Philosophical

When was the last time you thought “I didn’t see that one coming”?

Honestly? Probably when my water broke. I stopped trying to figure out how things might go after that.  We were prepared (as much as you can be) for the boys to be born about a month early. But almost three months early? Who thinks that can happen to them? Especially when you’ve had a remarkably […]